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12 September, 2011

Eight Exhilarating Indoor Water Parks around the World

Water parks, isn’t it fun to spin and splash in the water? How about enjoying water slides with family? Thinking of having a cup of hot coffee on a cold winter day and enjoying a water slide? Yes…you can do so now; thanks to indoor water parks. Majority of these indoor water parks have kiddie pools, playgrounds, wave pools, tube slides, body slides, water coasters, etc., the perfect place for a weekend escape with your family. Here is a small list of 8 exciting indoor water parks around the world.

  1. World Waterpark, Edmonton, Canada
Thunderbolt sled slide, World Waterpark, Edmonton, Canada
This is one of the largest indoor water parks around the world and is located in the West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Canada. It is not only the largest indoor water park, but also has the world’s largest indoor wave pool with a capacity of 12.3 million litres.

They have classified the slides into various categories like beginner, intermediate, advanced, extreme and decommissioned slides. Beginner slides are the best for small children; dolphin kiddie pool is a small dolphin-themed play park for children. Another must use beginner slide is the Caribbean Cove. There are slides with bumps, steep drops, slide centered on sleds, etc., for the adults.

Do you have a fascination for hot tubs? World waterpark has two hot tubs; one single and one double. Enjoy a snack or a hot dog during a break and start to splash in the water again.

  1. Splash Lagoon, Erie, Pennsylvania
Tiki Tree House, Splash Lagoon Waterpark, Pennsylvania
This is the large indoor water park in Pennsylvania and has seven water slides, three hot tubs, a children’s area, and loads of other attractions.

In the Wild Waters Wave Pool, enjoy the 200,000-gallon wave pool and six different wave patterns. Monkey Shines Island is the best place for children where there are pint-sized slides, shallow pool and various other activities for small children. Enjoy 1000 gallons of water dumping on you from a height of 48 feet at Bucket. Some of the must see water attractions at Splash Lagoon are Hurricane Hole, Paradise Cove, Shark Attack, Python Plunge, Big Kahuna, and Black Hole.

The resort arranges for shuttle services from hotels that are affiliated to the park and do not have direct transportation. It is necessary to wear a wristband when inside the Water Park.

  1. Water Park of America, Bloomington, Minnesota
Wave Pool, Water Park of America, Minnesota
The tallest indoor water park in America located very close to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. This indoor water park is attached to the Radisson Hotel and is operated by Davidson Hotel Company.

Water Park of America has body slides, tube slides, wave pool, lazy river, flow rider, hot tubs, children’s area, etc.; a perfect indoor water park for the entire family. Enjoy 500 gallons of water dumped on you every 2 minutes and 15 seconds at Fort Snelling Play area; have a breathtaking view of the entire water park at Eagles Nest 5th Floor Tube Slide; take a ride outside the water park building at Eagles Nest 7th Floor Body Slide; or the fastest body slide at Eagles Nest 10th Floor Body Slide. If you are fond of hot tubs, take a plunge at Isle Royal Hot Spring Hot Tubs.

Check out their website to know about the prices and offers as they change depending on the season.

  1. H2Oasis Indoor Water Park, Anchorage, Alaska
H2Oasis Indoor Water Park, Alaska

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H2Oasis Indoor Water Park, the fifth largest indoor water park in the United States is the best bet for water coasters, splash pools, wave pools and a host of other water slides.

How about enjoying a water coaster of 43 feet high, yes…it is the “Master Blaster.” Children can enjoy in the 12-inch-deep children’s lagoon. There are umpteen rides that include Lazy River, Beached Boat, Wave Pool, Pirate Ship, Water Cannons that makes the trip to H2Oasis Indoor Water Park memorable and exciting. One of the most fun ways to exercise is the Riverwalk; it is definitely enjoyable to walk on those slow moving water and then relaxing in the whirlpool spa.

This indoor water park offers both monthly and yearly memberships; you may be entitled for a discount if paid the membership in full.

  1. Serena Aqua Park, Espoo, Helsinki
Serena Aqua Park, Helsinki

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This is the biggest indoor water park in the Europe; it also has an outdoor water park area. Are you looking for an exciting and adventurous water slides? If yes, Serena Aqua Park is definitely the best.

You can enjoy a tropical climate almost all through the year; this indoor water park is a place where you can enjoy terraced pools, whirlpools, wave pools and water slides. Does your child accompany you and wondering what fun the little one will have in Serena? There are special splash pools for small children. It is a best place for a fun family time together.

There is no entrance fee for children under 4 years; however, for children under 10 years, parents must accompany them on all rides.

  1. Alpamare, Bade Toelz, Bavaria
Alpamare Indoor Water park, Bavaria

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Alpamare is the first indoor water park in Europe and the first one to have indoor surf wave. Experience swirls, eerie, sound effects, etc., as you slope down in Alpamere indoor water park. There are 7 slides in total with an area covering nearly 1000 meters.

It is very thrilling to experience Jacuzzis, massage jets, music pools and above all the indoor surf wave. The indoor surf wave is called the “Endless Peak” and as the name goes, there is no end to surfing here in the indoor surf wave.

  1. Blue Lagoon Water Park, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Blue Lagoon Water Park interior, Wales

Blue lagoon Water Park is one of the largest in Wales and is located in Bluestone holiday village; this is definitely one of the best indoor water parks that provide host of activities for the entire family.

They have an indoor wave machine, rapids river ride, and enclosed flume rides. Kids are sure to love the kiddie pool while the adults can race against each other on the water slides, go for an inside or outside Jacuzzi, or enjoy the lazy river.

Out of the 4 slides, 2 slides are completely dark and they are sure to add the excitement and enjoyment.

  1. Fallsview Indoor Water Park, Casino Niagara, Ontario
Fallsview Indoor Water park slides

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Spread across an area of 2.9 acres, Fallsview Indoor Water Park is one among the best water parks in the world. The major attractions are the 7 pools and 16 water slides. This indoor water park is nicknamed “Niagara’s Wettest Wonder.”

Enjoy waves that are 3 to 4 feet high in the Tidal Wave, race side-by-side, drop at a great speed at Drop Canyon, enjoy a ride at Canadian Plunge that offer water centrifuge super bowl, relax yourself at the Horseshoe hot springs, and above all soak yourself at the Niagara Tipping Bucket that will spill nearly thousand gallons of water. There is also enough room for the kids to enjoy; children can take a dip in the Tiny Tots Splash Park or go wild at the Jungle Beach Playland.

Drench yourself in these amazing and enthralling water parks around the world.


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